Report: Allston, Dorchester have the fastest-growing rents in Boston

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The skyline of Boston, Massachusetts, near the New England Aquarium, on June 7, 2016. (Photo by Carolyn Bick)
. Carolyn Bick

The Zumper real estate site ranked Boston on Thursday as the fourth most expensive place to rent a one-bedroom apartment in the country this summer. At a median cost of $2,340 per month, Boston trails just San Francisco ($3,500 per month), New York ($2,900), and San Jose ($2,550).

But, some neighborhoods in the city saw bigger changes than others, according to Zumper’s summer 2018 rent map.

Both Allston and Dorchester had the fastest-growing rents last quarter. In Allston, the median rent increased 8 percent to $1,850 per month for a one-bedroom, while in Dorchester, it rose 6 percent to $2,050. To determine the median rent, Zumper analyzed active listings.

But not every neighborhood faced an increase.

Roslindale saw the biggest drop; the median rent was down about 6 percent to $1,700 per month.

It’s no surprise that the South Boston Waterfront ($3,100 per month) and downtown ($3,050) were the most expensive places to rent a one-bedroom this summer. Mattapan ($1,550 per month) was the least expensive, dropping below Hyde Park ($1,800).

The median rent in Boston’s neighborhoods:

Allston ($1,850)

Back Bay ($2,760)

Beacon Hill ($2,500)

Brighton ($1,850)

Charlestown ($2,600)

Chinatown ($2,775)

Dorchester ($2,050)

East Boston ($1,800)

Fenway ($2,500)

Hyde Park ($1,800)

Jamaica Plain ($1,950)

Longwood Medical Area ($2,260)

Mattapan ($1,550)

North End ($2,250)

Roslindale ($1,700)

Roxbury ($1,820)

South End ($2,690)

South Boston ($2,800)

South Boston Waterfront ($3,100)

West Roxbury ($2,025)

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